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When anyone mentions Washington DC, we all get the visual of
the White House glowing in all its glory in the bright sunlight.. it's almost
instantaneous. And having watched every American crime series and reading
American literature and stories I was really looking forward to DC. It was the
only city where I wanted to see the maximum number of places... and I had just
one full day. But above all, unlike most... Washington for me was all about
Forrest Gump ...
... t timed tickets so we could go on Sunday whenever it suited us before 2.30pm. We then wandered across the road to take some photos of the White House, purchased some souvenirs in the White House Gift Shop and then navigated the Washington subway home. At home, we discovered from a little googling that the White House Gardens are only open on 2 weekends each year - once in Spring and once in Fall. We were lucky that our visit coincided with the Fall open ...
... and they are all entitled to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." And what a great privilege it is to be free and independent!
Much to our disappointment we were not allowed to take any pictures inside the National Archive Building (so I found some on the internet so you can see)! The building was enormous such a grand scale. Another amazing architectural feat, inside and out.
As we were waiting for the ...
... here for a while, had a few beers and chatted, in english and spanish before trying to head to a different bar. Me being an idiot, i left my ID at Vlad's place. We kept walking around tying to find a new bar that would let me in, but we got to the point where we called it quits.We got home to Vlad's housemate on the couch (which was my bed for the night) with 3 girls so we stayed up and chatted a bit until they left and I crashed ...
Big breakfast to get us going. Ed, Charlie and I did our own walking your of the Washington mall starting with the world war 2 memorial with its big fountains and Greek pillars then onto the huge and most famous lincoln memorial were old president Lincoln sits as a giant in his chair behind Greek pillars looking down the mall with the long narrow reflections lake stretching out in front of him to the huge obelisk that is the ...